Start the Academic Year Off Right!

QUT Library is running  a range of academic skills workshops throughout the first four weeks of semester.  Whether you’re a new student just starting out, or a continuing student, who would just like to brush up on your study skills, these workshops will give you invaluable tips to help you with your studies.

All workshops are presented by your friendly Caboolture Library staff and include:

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  • Assignment research
  • The Writing process
  • Editing and proofreading
  • Effective learning and time management
  • QUT Referencing
  • Preparing for exams

See what other workshops are available and register for sessions, or click on the Workshops and tours link on the QUT Library homepage.  If you have any enquiries about the workshops please ask at the Learning and Research Desk or call the library on 5316 7420.

Merry Christmas!

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The staff at Caboolture library hope all the students and staff at Caboolture campus (and beyond!) have a great Christmas and New Year. We look forward to seeing you all in 2012, after a well deserved break!

The library will be closing at 3pm on Friday the 23rd of December.  As outlined in a previous blog post, we will then remain closed over the Christmas/New Year period and re-open on Tuesday the 3rd of January.

If you’re worried that you will be bored over the holidays, QUT Library can help.  We have an extensive range of popular fiction and DVDs for all your holiday entertainment needs.  If the book or DVD you want is at another campus, simply place a hold and it will be at Caboolture for you to pick up within a couple of days.

Once again, enjoy your break and we’ll see you in the New Year!

Summer Hours at Caboolture Library

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Now that summer is here, there will be a few changes to the Caboolture library’s opening hours.  From November the 20th until February the 19th, the library will be open,  for your borrowing pleasure, from 8am to 4pm, Monday to Friday.  The library will be closed on weekends.

The library will be closed over the Christmas and New Year period, from Saturday the 24th of December until Tuesday the 3rd of January.

For more information on opening hours, plus the opening hours of other QUT Library branches go to http://www.library.qut.edu.au/about/openinghours_all.jsp

Get some extra help at Study Solutions

The Learning and Research Desk is a great place to come when you’re looking for help , but if you think you might need some extra assistance with your study, Study Solutions might be exactly what you’re looking for!

Study SolutionsDuring your 25 minute Study Solutions appointment, you will have the undivided attention of a library staff member, who will work through whatever questions or issues you might be having with your study.  These can include, essay structure, understanding your assignment task, research, time management… just about anything to do with successful study.  However, there is one thing library staff won’t do and that is proofread your entire assignment.  What we will do, though, is help you to develop the skills to edit and proofread your assignments yourself.

Study Solutions is available at all branches of QUT Library.  Register for your free appointment, or speak to the staff at the Learning and Research Desk.

Looking for a Place to Study? How About Booking a Room…

Sometimes when you’re studying, you need your own space, or you need to be able to make a bit of extra noise when you’re working as a group.  Here at the library, we have two bookable study rooms for students to use. 

Both rooms have tables and whiteboards, and if you’re lucky enough to book B2.25, you’ll also get a data projector, which can make group work and preparing for presentations a little easier.  You can borrow the cables to connect your laptop to the data projector and the data projector remote control from the Learning and Research Desk.

Students can book the rooms for a maximum of two hours per day, and up to one week in advance.  To provide equal access to both TAFE and QUT students, all room bookings must be made through the happy folk at the Learning and Research Desk, rather than online.  You can book in person or call the library on (07) 5316 7420.

Caboolture Library After Dark

Did you know that Caboolture Library is open until 9 pm Wednesday and Thursday nights during the semester? This is very exciting because…

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  • While the library is open, there is a library staff member there to help you with writing your assignments, using  databases, finding resources, tricky referencing questions, sorting out borrowing issues… the list goes on.
  • Assignment Minder is located in the library, so on Wednesday and Thursday nights you get extra time to finalise and submit your assignments.
  • The library is a great place to study, away from the distractions of home.  While there are times during the day when the library can get a little hectic, evenings are calm and peaceful.
  • You will have no problem getting access to a computer, if you venture in after dark.  You will also have your pick of spaces in the library to settle in and study, including the bookable study rooms, which are so popular during the day.
  • And last, but not least, we guarantee you will have no problems finding a car park!!

So, next time you have an assignment due, or you just want a quiet place to study, come on into the Caboolture library on a Wednesday or Thursday night.  You’ll enjoy the serenity.

Peer Advisers at Caboolture Library

Peer AdvisersPeer Advisers are experienced, current students who assist you with the skills and strategies for successful academic study, research and writing.

Caboolture’s peer advisers are Melissa, Sharon & Lauren. They are all third year students who have a wide range of skills to help you with finding journal articles and information for assignments, improving your academic writing, and learning how to reference and cite information.

Look out for them in their bright green shirts next time you are in the Library. They understand what you’re going through!

Are you interested in joining the Library crew as a Peer Advisor in 2012? Check out Career Hub now. Applications close October 7. http://www.careers.qut.edu.au/student/hub.jsp

Welcome to the Caboolture Library Blog!

Hello and welcome to the new Caboolture Library Blog.  This will be a space where the Caboolture library folk will keep you up-to-date with what’s happening in the library.

We will also be giving you useful information to help you with your study, including:

  • Tips to research more effectively
  • Advice on academic writing
  • Help in getting more out of the wonderful services the Library offers
  • Examples of how to reference those tricky resources you all seem to find.

We will let you know when new books arrive in the library and when new databases become available and we’ll be answering commonly asked questions.

Now, don’t think this blog is just a space for us to tell you things, we also want to hear from you.  Please let us know what you think by commenting on posts and feel free to make suggestions, or ask us questions.

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